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Hemp Recipes – Downloadable eBook
In the ever-changing world of SUPERFOODS, it’s hard to keep up with which ones we should be eating and why. Although, these superfoods are beneficial for the body and possess essential vitamins and minerals, very few of them stay popular for long before they’re swapped up for the next big thing! Throughout this transitional superfood popularity contest, a handful of fruits, nuts and seeds have stayed steadfast, most of which have been consumed since ancient times. One of these is, of course, Hemp seeds, which have made a surprisingly massive comeback due to a legislative amendment allowing them to be sold as a consumable food source in Australia.
For a long time, hemp seeds have been ignored for their nutritional benefits because of hemp’s botanical relationship to medicinal varieties of cannabis. However, hemp seeds don’t cause any psychotropic reactions and researchers are again studying the unique nutritional profile of this extremely versatile plant.
Let’s talk about why we love Hemp so much and why we believe everyone should be adding it to their daily diet!
Hemp Seeds are a perfectly natural blend of easily digested proteins, essential fats (Omega 3, 6 & 9), Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), antioxidants, amino acids, fibre, iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamin B1, 2 & 6, vitamin D, vitamin E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, and enzymes!
Hemp protein is one of the best complete sources of natural plant-based proteins there is because it contains all 20 amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids that the body is unable to produce itself.
Hemp seed oil has been dubbed, ‘Nature’s most perfectly balanced oil’ since it contains a perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of the required essential fatty acids (EFAs) for long-term human consumption.
Hemp seeds are high in insoluble and soluble fibre which has shown to promote a healthy digestive system.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
GLA, which is part of the Omega-6 family, is a necessary building block for prostaglandins — hormone-like chemicals in the body that help smooth muscles, control inflammation and body temperature.
For such a tiny seed, this one packs a punch. With countless studies conducted on the health benefits of Hemp seeds, it is no wonder why they are being dubbed as a champion superfood. Its popularity may wane when the next trend comes along but one thing that will not change, the scientifically proven benefits on this little seed.